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Killeen Police Department donates DVDs to overseas soldiers

POSTED: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 1:53pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

The Killeen Police Department would like to invite you to the Police Headquarters located at 3304 Community Blvd on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at 10:00am. The department will be donating approximately 1000 DVD’s to the Operation: A Bit of Home Charity.

The Killeen Police Department was contacted by Ken Meyer who asked if the department would be interested in participating in the program. It was learned that Mr. Meyers, Operation A Bit of Home founder, is embarking on a new career as a nurse. He is currently in nursing school. As a student nurse he received training on the Hospice Ward of the VA taking care of Vets that were in their last days of suffering from terminal illnesses. Some of these Veterans Helped defeat Hitler, Mussolini and Tojo, but now they are fighting their last battle. Many of these heroes suffer from advanced MS, strokes, and Lou Gehrigs Disease; they can't walk, leave their beds, or even move more than their eyes and heads. They are stuck there watching TV 24/7.

Drawing on his experience building DVD lending libraries for our soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan, Ken approached the VA with the idea to give these heroes something else to do, watch a movie. To his surprise, the VA is working on building a lending library to serve all the patients at the hospital.

The Killeen community has come together and made it possible for the Killeen Police Department to make this donation to such a worthy cause.

From Killeen Police Department
 

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